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B.J. Penn retires following loss to Frankie Edgar at Ultimate Fighter Finale

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B.J. Penn says that his legendary UFC career is over following his lopsided loss to Frankie Edgar at The Ultimate Fighter Finale.

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Post #1   7/7/14 12:20:14AM   

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It's for the best. He's been doing this at the highest level for a long time now. It was only a matter of time before everything caught up to him. And props to Frankie. I'm a huge fan of his and I love seeing him dominate.

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Post #2   7/7/14 12:40:00AM   

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After his "I have little interest" performance I'm all for him retiring. Like Budge said, he's been doing this at the highest level for a long time. He's fought the best fighters over several divisions. He is a Legend that I don't wanna see get dominated over and over again just cuz he wants to keep fighting.

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Post #3   7/7/14 1:25:17AM   

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It's interesting though... He'd still dispatch your average LW or FW

Post #4   7/7/14 1:58:33AM   

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What I saw tonight was just a shell of himself, I know he's been fighting top tier fighters in all weight classes, but he needs to give this up because he said that when he's not able to do this at the highest level that he would stop and I think he needs to stop and not tarnish his legacy as one of the best LW's to ever hold the UFC strap.

Post #5   7/7/14 2:19:28AM   

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The way he fought. He wouldn't beat anyone in the top 10 at 145 class.

Glad he retired. He went out like Lidell
Loss after loss

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Posted by prozacnation1978

The way he fought. He wouldn't beat anyone in the top 10 at 145 class.

Glad he retired. He went out like Lidell
Loss after loss



Those losses do nothing but tarnish a fighters legacy.

Look at GSP, he went out on top.

It happens in all sports though, not just Mma.

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Posted by JLS1980


Posted by prozacnation1978

The way he fought. He wouldn't beat anyone in the top 10 at 145 class.

Glad he retired. He went out like Lidell
Loss after loss



Those losses do nothing but tarnish a fighters legacy.

Look at GSP, he went out on top.

It happens in all sports though, not just Mma.



I disagree with your GSP analogy, he lost to Hendricks and we all know it.

Post #8   7/7/14 5:23:33AM   

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I'm pissed I missed this fight I had no idea it was on. How the hell do they do this after having a PPV on saturday? I'm pissed I didn't get to see his last fight.

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Posted by infestructure


Posted by JLS1980


Those losses do nothing but tarnish a fighters legacy.

Look at GSP, he went out on top.

It happens in all sports though, not just Mma.



I disagree with your GSP analogy, he lost to Hendricks and we all know it.



I most have missed something than. I thought after he beat Hendricks he retired and Hendricks vs Lawler for the belt.

So many fights now days they all seem to run together.

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Post #10   7/7/14 10:53:57AM   

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I can't believe he's gone JUST when he was pioneering the upright tippy toe stance!

Post #11   7/7/14 11:04:43AM   

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Post #12   7/7/14 11:14:03AM